I like his style, his face (the most attractive one to me), his films, also his wife!! She's Chara, she makes pretty good music. My current long hair is partly due to him. I found this picture, he looks so young here!
His work is constant and he did memorable acting in almost every films. For example:
Ichi the Killer (Takashi Miike)
Zatoichi (Takeshi Kitano)
He also participates in few overseas production. He worked with Wong Kar-Wai for commercial spots, Christopher Doyle, etc. Well his latest international film is called Invisible Waves, featured in few festivals.
Here's some pictures of his upcoming film Mongol, directed by Russian filmmaker Sergei Bodrov. His role is Genghis Khan, looks and sounds good! I can't wait because I'm following it like over one year...